It is looking increasingly likely that Lamar Jackson will not get the fully guaranteed deal that truly covets. Despite the Baltimore Ravens hitting him with the non-exclusive franchise tag, he hasn’t received an offer sheet so far.
Former All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman recently spoke on his situation during the latest episode of his podcast.
Sherman gave his opinion that Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen are somewhat at fault for Jackson’s issues because they did not secure fully-guaranteed contracts when they were up for extensions.
“When Kirk Cousins got his guaranteed deal, I thought quarterbacks from then on were gonna be like ‘if it ain’t guaranteed, I ain’t taking it. Then [Patrick] Mahomes took that BS deal, 10 years, and wanted it to like half a [billion]. When he didn’t set it, then Josh Allen didn’t set it,” Sherman explained.
Mahomes received $141 million guaranteed while Allen received $150 million guaranteed.
Sherman continued, “Now Lamar is trying to set it after Deshaun’s already set it, and they’re [NFL teams] like ‘Nah.'”
Former Detroit Lions all-pro WR Calvin Johnson agreed with Sherman.
“They don’t want to allow certain things to happen because it sets a trend going forward,” Johnson added.
Jackson hasn’t used an agent during negotiations with the Ravens, and it was reported earlier this week that a representative not certified by the NFL Players Association had contacted other clubs on Jackson’s behalf regarding a possible deal. The guy apparently let teams know the signal-caller “is ready to move on from” Baltimore.
On Thursday, the NFL sent a memo to teams telling them not to negotiate with a person named Ken Francis about Jackson’s status.
Jackson can sign an offer sheet with a different club. Baltimore would have five days to match that offer or accept two first-round draft picks in return for Jackson.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.